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Barry says he's 'on schedule' for fundraising

Wednesday - 3/14/2012, 7:28am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. Councilman and former mayor Marion Barry says he is "on schedule" when it comes to fundraising ahead of the April 3 primary elections.

Barry, who represents Ward 8, has received almost 150 donations since Feb. 1 but less than 10 of them came from residents in his ward, The Washington Times reports. Barry told the newspaper on Tuesday that his constituents don't have a lot of extra income and many of them think he doesn't need any help winning re-election.

Only 27 of the 144 contributions to his campaign are from Ward 8 and just seven of those are from individuals instead of businesses.

One of Barry's challengers, Jacque Patterson, received just nine of his 54 most recent contributions from Ward 8.


Information from: The Washington Times,

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